Manchester City vs Watford: Official Starting Eleven

WATFORD TEAM NEWS

Team to play Man City: Gomes, Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney

Subs: Foster, Janmaat, Cleverley, Success, Masina, Gray, Kabasele

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MAN CITY TEAM NEWS

Team to play Watford: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Silva, Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus

Subs: Muric, Danilo, Stones, Aguero, De Bruyne, Sane, Otamendi

AGUERO ON THE BENCH

City make one change from their final Premier League game of the season and it’s a notable one.

Sergio Aguero, who finished as the fourth highest scorer in the Premier League, is replaced up front by Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and John Stones are also on the bench.

Watford make two changes from their last league match – a 4-1 loss to West Ham – as Adrian Mariappa starts ahead of Christian Kabasele and goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes gets to make his final appearance.

Jose Holebas starts, having had his red card against the Hammers rescinded.

New England Revolution vs Chelsea Preview

New England Revolution vs Chelsea
‘Final Whistle on Hate​’
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Date: Thursday, 16 May, 2019
Kick-off time: 1:10am BST

Just a matter of days after finishing their 2018-19 Premier League campaign and two weeks before heading to Baku for the Europa League Final, Chelsea are in the United States for a charity friendly against the New England Revolution.

Wednesday night’s fixture at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts – home of the reigning NFL champion New England Patriots – is titled ‘Final Whistle on Hate​’ and is dedicated to initiatives combatting anti-Semitism and all forms of racism and discrimination, with the World Jewish Congress, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Holocaust Educational Trust among the main beneficiaries.

The idea for the fixture – which is part of Chelsea’s ‘Say No To anti-Semitism’ campaign – came from respective club owners Roman Abramovich and Robert Kraft, who will each donate $1million to the cause.

The Revolution currently sit bottom of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference after winning three and losing eight of their opening 13 fixtures of the 2019 season and recently parted company with both first-year head coach Brad Friedel and general manager Mike Burns.

They had conceded 15 goals in three matches – including respective 6-1 and 5-0 defeats – before beating the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Saturday night, with Mike Lapper in temporary charge prior to the appointment of Bruce Arena as coach and sporting director.

Chelsea team news and confirmed squad
Chelsea, who arrived in Boston on Monday before training at Harvard University, have taken a very strong squad across the Atlantic, with Eden Hazard making the trip amid strong suggestions that he is primed to finally join Real Madrid this summer.

Youngsters Marc Guehi, Reece James, Ike Ugbo, Trevoh Chalobah and Academy Player of the Year Conor Gallagher were also selected, though injured trio Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi have been left at home along with the out-of-favour Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater.

Chelsea’s 23-man squad: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Rob Green, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Gonzalo Higuain, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Davide Zappacosta, Willian, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Ike Ugbo, Trevoh Chalobah, Conor Gallagher​

Score prediction: New England Revolution 1-3 Chelsea
Much will inevitably depend on the strength of the team Chelsea field, though they should still prove too strong for a Revolution outfit that have struggled badly for form in the MLS this term, conceding 31 times in 13 outings.

Official Starting Eleven: Leeds United vs Derby County

BENNETT LEADS THE LINE

Mason Bennett is Derby’s only change from their narrow loss at Pride Park, replacing David Nugent after a quiet game on Saturday for the forward.

It looks like much of Derby’s hope will lie on the homegrown talent – but he has only three goals all season to his name.

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INJURIES HIT LEEDS

Kemar Roofe and Adam Forshaw are Leeds’ only changes from their victorious side in the first leg – they’re both ruled out by injury.

Patrick Bamford, back for the first time since his ban for simulation against Aston Villa, starts in attack, with Jamie Shackleton recalled in midfield.

Derby team to play Leeds: Roos,Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone, Mount, Johnson, Wilson, Holmes, Lawrence, Bennett.

Subs: Carson, Jozefzoon, Marriott, Evans, Cole, Huddlestone, Knight.

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LEEDS UNITED TEAM NEWS

Leeds team to play Derby: Casilla, Ayling, Cooper, Berardi, Dallas, Hernandez, Shackleton, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Bamford.

Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Jansson, Brown, Clarke, Struijk, Gotts, Bogusz.

West Brom vs Aston Villa: Official Starting Eleven

HOURIHANE, GREEN IN FOR VILLA

Dean Smith, however, makes two changes of his own as Conor Hourihane and Andre Green replace Glenn Whelan and Albert Adomah for Aston Villa.

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ONE BAGGIES CHANGE

West Brom caretaker boss Jimmy Shan makes one enforced change to his starting 11 this evening, with Jacob Murphy coming in for the suspended Dwight Gayle.

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ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Steer, Taylor, Tuanzebe, McGinn, Grealish, Hourihane, Abraham, Green, El Ghazi, Elmohamady, Mings

Subs: Kalinic, Whelan, Jedinak, Davis, Kodjia, Hause, Adomah

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WEST BROM TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Johnstone, Gibbs, Bartley, Johansen, Phillips, Brunt, Rodriguez, Dawson, Hegazi, Holgate, Murphy

Subs: Bond, Morrison, Townsend, Montero, Leko, Adarabioyo, Harper